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Which Version Of Directx?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:21 PM

Hi, stupid question but I've forgotten how to find out which version of DirectX I've got..
(I'm Win XP Home)

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:30 PM

Click Start, then choose Run. In the box type dxdiag and press Enter on your keyboard.
Hope this helps,
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Edited by jgweed, 16 November 2006 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:32 PM

To find out what version of DirectX you have:
Double click MY COMPUTER.
Double click C DRIVE.
Double click PROGRAM FILES.
Double click DIRECTX.
Double click SETUP.
Double click DXDIAG.EXE.


This will bring up a dialog box. On SYSTEM tab (toward the bottom of the box) the version of DirectX will be listed.

You can download the and install the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/directx Make sure you select the link on that page for the DirectX that applies to your operating system.

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#4 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:29 PM

Thanks Jqweed but when I click Start, the "Owners start menu" comes up, not the run box. I know what you mean, the run box used to come up with my old Win98 but I'm fairly new to XPHome and can't find it.

And Buddy,I can get as far as "setup" as you suggest, but when I doub-click it its empty...

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:46 AM

There should be a "run" option in your start menu. Usually on the right hand side of the start menu in XP. Using the command that Jgweed suggested will bring up the "DirectX diagnostic tool."

If "run" is not in the start menu do this:


Right click Taskbar, select Properties.

Go to the Start Menu tab, select Customize.
Go to Advanced tab, there's a box in the middle that states Start Menu Items. Scroll to somewhere near the bottom, you will see a checkbox that says Run Command.

Make sure it's checked.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:08 AM

Okay thanks everybody I followed your advice and got the runbox up and typed dxdiag, and it tells me I'm dirextX 9.0c :)




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